Just a quick post today. I have a few recipes I need to post but I am worn out after a busy day at work and my creative juices have stopped flowing. I like to go with super easy when I fry okra. I’ve tried batters and fancy breading recipes but none of the really seem worth the extra effort. You will notice in my first picture I snuck in some zucchini fries too. Sometimes frying those wonderful garden fresh veggies is just so good!
Fresh Fried Okra
- salt, pepper, cayenne, or any spice you desire
- oil for frying
Wash your okra and trim stem end. Cut into bite size pieces or leave whole if desired. You should look for small okra; larger pieces tend to get a woody texture and bite size make it easier to eat.
Heat oil over medium high heat; use plenty of oil in large skillet for best results or fry in separate batches.
Place okra in a bowl and toss with an egg or two depending on how much okra you have; I used about a pint basket of okra and one egg.
Remove okra from egg and toss with flour. Sift gently to get rid of excess flour. Place breaded okra in hot oil; let cook for about a minute before stirring. Carefully stir to make sure all surfaces are submerged and not sticking together; continue to fry for 2 – 3 more minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from skillet onto paper towels. Immediately sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other spices; think of it like a french fry when seasoning. If you have a favorite season salt or blend don’t be afraid to sprinkle that on.
Enjoy ~ Kimberly